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MichSteve 04-14-2011 10:34 PM

Revolvers, because I don't trust my life to a RECOIL SPRING.
Wow, what an eye opener, I have two carry guns that are down for repair, one new in the last 6 months Glock 19 gen4, the other is a bug 380 that was new this week and it failed out of the box.

Both guns down for a recoil spring, makes you think, we bet our lives on a spring that has a life expectancy of a 1,000 rounds or so, in my case both new guns and defective springs.

While both are down I am glad I have a trusty S&W 642 to carry and a Kahr PM9 that has been flawless for 800 rounds, the Glock 19 has not been reliable enough to even carry yet with 400 rounds.

Revolvers can break, I have to admit I have never had any of mine break over the past 40 years.

That Ruger SP-101 that I have had my eye on might just replace the G19.

Just Saying we trust our lives to a couple of springs.

JonM 04-14-2011 11:14 PM

which 380 your having issues with??

your just trading one thing for another ;) revolvers rely on delicate timing pawls and hands instead of recoil springs heh. half dozen of one or another

dnthmn2004 04-14-2011 11:14 PM

Sorry to hear about your unfortunate spring mishap. Yes, I like carrying a revolver as much as a semi.

MichSteve 04-14-2011 11:53 PM

The 380 is a Master Piece Arms Protector 380.

JonM 04-15-2011 12:08 AM


Originally Posted by MichSteve (Post 486497)
The 380 is a Master Piece Arms Protector 380.

never heard of that one

spittinfire 04-15-2011 12:32 AM

Both a machines and all machines can fail. I understand where you're coming from but I think I'll keep my 1911 around and allow my wife to back me up with her revolver.

WDB 04-15-2011 12:50 AM

Might be your choice of Semi autos or just bad luck. The Master Piece Arms Protector 380 is tiny (even 0n the .380 scale) and I expect will always have issues. I have a few semi autos that have a high round counts on that don't show any signs of the springs weakening. Much like the shocks on your car they are built to take lot of use before they no longer work properly. I carry a semi auto most of the time but my lite carry is a S&W 642 and my hunting/hiking/camping sidearm is a S&W 586.

WDB 04-15-2011 12:52 AM


Originally Posted by JonM (Post 486506)
never heard of that one

Here's a quick link to a review

MasterPiece Arms Protector .380 FTF | The Truth About Guns

ruddy 04-25-2011 02:12 AM

Gee, don't revolvers have springs, too?

500mag_guy 04-28-2011 03:04 AM

ill take that 19 off your hands. :) seriously let me know p.m.

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